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Australian rules change the .com.au #domain playing field

G’day mate, if you’re a fan of the land of Oz then good on ya. Just don’t go about registering .com.au domains without an Aussie presence as rules are changing. The Australian ruler on the dot .AU namespace, auDA, released new regulations on who can register .com.au and .net.au domains, along with trademark priority registrations. […]

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LLL .com.au : AuDA can hand over your domain if associated business is terminated?

If you own an Australian domain ending in .com.au, which was registered in association with a business, that domain might be re-allocated should the business shuts down. The registrant of a LLL .com.au domain found out the hard way, after his 15-year old three letter domain was given to a different business. The key element […]

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#AusRegistry shared its #domain registration data for May

AusRegistry, the Australian domain name Registry, shared its latest domain registration report for the month of May 2018. Each report contains information on registration, transactions, renewals, transfers and drop-offs. Also included in the reports is the overall number of .au domain names registered in the Australian name space and a breakdown of each zone; com.au, […]

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Australian Domain Register Pty Ltd fooled domain registrants into .com registrations

Domain Register Pty Ltd is an Australian company, operating a “domain notification” scheme; according to Netregistry Australia, that explains what happened to its customers: “This group seems to have harvested the postal address information of several domain owners and has been sending them domain registration forms disguised as domain renewal forms. The group seem to […]

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Australians prepare for the “Death of the .Com”

Australians are passionate about their nationality; the land of the Oz has its own ccTLD: dot .AU. Only problem is, you can’t register domains in .AU directly, you’d have to register a .com.au, which is also restricted to Australians. Australia’s regulatory body for domain names, (auDA), recently announced its 2015 Names Policy Panel proposal. Australian […]

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Aussie investor, Sidney Feelmore, bitten by ‘rabid’ domainer

Australian domain investor and multi-level farmer, Sidney Feelmore, was in the Royal Hospital in Queensland, Australia yesterday, following an unfortunate confrontation with a former customer. Grimacing from pain after being treated for several bites, Feelmore was given a tetanus shot and a hefty round of antibiotics. “Crikey, got some serious marks on me hand, mate, […]

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Sidney Feelmore: Dot com domains and gTLDs suck the tits of Aussie names, mate!

Australian domain investor and frequent mile flyer, Sidney Feelmore, minced no words on Thursday, as he got off the plane from attending Domain Europe in Valencia, Spain. “I’ve seen, and I use the word loosely, some pansy domainers tinkle with those cockies, the gTLDs. It’s absolutely remarkable to me that domainers can crack a fat […]

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